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Amendment Paper as at
Wednesday 3rd March 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE C


SUSTAINABLE AND SECURE BUILDINGS BILL

Mr Andrew Stunell That, if proceedings on the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Bill are not completed at this day's sitting, the Committee do meet on Tuesday 9th March at 9.30 a.m.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

23

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '( )   In Wales, the National Assembly for Wales may extend the purposes of building regulations.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

24

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     at end add—

    '( )   The National Assembly for Wales may insert further subsections for matters in relation to Wales.'.


   

Mr Andrew Stunell

1

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In sub-paragraph (a)(xiv) of that paragraph, at the end insert "(including equipment for monitoring and measuring supplies of water)".'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

2

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     9,     leave out paragraphs (xxiib) to (xxiie) and insert—

            '(xxiib)   measures affecting the use of fuel or power,

            (xxiic)   equipment for monitoring and measuring supplies of fuel, power or heat,

            (xxiid)   recycling facilities (including facilities for composting),".'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

25

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     13,     at end add—

      '(xxiif) and any other matter that the National Assembly for Wales may decide as regards Wales.'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

3

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     18,     leave out from 'change' to end of line 19 and insert 'in prescribed circumstances.".'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

26

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '( )   In Wales, the power under sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 8 shall be exercised by the National Assembly for Wales.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

27

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     25,     at beginning insert 'In Wales any further regulation will be made by the National Assembly for Wales unless already prescribed in this subsection.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

28

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     2,     at end insert—

      '(c) The National Assembly for Wales has decided as such with regards to regulations affecting Wales.'.

   

Joan Walley

19

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   After paragraph 8 insert—

          "8A.-(1)   In making building regulations the Secretary of State must have regard to the desirability of preserving the historical or architectural interest of and preserving or enhancing the character of protected buildings.

          (2)   In sub-paragraph (1) above, 'protected buildings' means—

          (a) a listed building within the meaning given by section 1(5) (listing of buildings of special architectural or historic interest) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c.9);

          (b) a building situated within an area designated as a conservation area under section 69 (designation of conservation areas) of that Act;

          (c) a building situated within an area designated as a National Park under section 5(3) of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (c.97);

          (d) a building situated within any area designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty under section 82 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c.37).".'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

4

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out from 'part),' to end of line 33 and insert 'this section applies, with any necessary modifications, in relation to the making of a change of occupants as it applies in relation to the carrying out of work.".'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

5

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(8)   In section 45(1) of that Act (application to United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), for "(10)" substitute "(11)".'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

29

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     39,     at end insert 'And in respect of Wales, any other requirement that the National Assembly for Wales decides.'.


   

Mr Andrew Stunell

6

Clause     4,     page     5,     line     12,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Simon Thomas

30

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     14,     after 'on', insert 'England'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

31

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     21,     leave out from 'England' to end of line.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

7

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     27,     at end insert—

      '(ca) proposals considered by the Secretary of State during the period for the setting of targets for any of those purposes in relation to—

      (i) buildings in England and Wales; or

      (ii) services, fittings or equipment provided in or in connection with such buildings;'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

32

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     30,     leave out from 'England' to end of line.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

8

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     38,     leave out from 'materials' to end of line 44.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

9

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     45,     leave out from 'contain' to end of line 2 on page 6 and insert 'an estimate, as at the end of the period, of the number of dwellings in England and Wales.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

33

Clause     5,     page     6,     line     1,     leave out 'and Wales'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

34

Clause     5,     page     6,     line     2,     leave out 'and Wales'.

   

Mr Phil Hope

20

Clause     5,     page     6,     line     3,     leave out subsections (4) to (6).

   

Mr Simon Thomas

35

Clause     5,     page     6,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(8)   In Wales, the power under this section may be exercised by the National Assembly for Wales.'.


   

Mr Andrew Stunell

10

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     25,     leave out from 'may' to end of line 29 and insert—

            '(a)   provide for requiring that, in prescribed circumstances, a person of a prescribed class or description is to give to a local authority or an approved inspector a certificate to the effect that the requirements of building regulations as to matters of a prescribed description are satisfied;

            (b)   provide for requiring that such certificates be given within such periods or at such times and in such forms as may be prescribed;

            (c)   provide that a local authority or an approved inspector is not to exercise or perform a prescribed power or duty unless—

            (i) such a certificate has been given to them or him; or

            (ii) such a certificate has been given to them or him and the certificate has been accepted by them or him;

            (d)   make provision as to—

            (i) the acceptance of such certificates by local authorities and approved inspectors; and

            (ii) other steps to be taken by local authorities or approved inspectors in connection with such certificates.'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

11

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     32,     leave out sub-paragraph (3).

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

12

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In section 47(1) of that Act (giving of initial notices) after "giving" insert "and receiving".

    (1B)   In section 52(2) of that Act (cancellation of initial notice for contravention of building regulations)—

      (a) in paragraph (a) after "work" insert "or intending to carry out the work";

      (b) in paragraph (b) for the words from "that person" onwards substitute "the prescribed steps are not taken by the person who, in accordance with building regulations, is required to take them".'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell

13

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     42,     leave out '4A(1)'and insert '4A(1)(a) or (b)'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

36

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     2,     after 'authorities', insert 'in England'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

37

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '( )   Planning authorities in Wales may be required by the National Assembly for Wales to set targets in their development plans in respect of the proportion of the buildings' energy requirements on a building site to be supplied by renewable sources.'.

   

Mr Phil Hope

21

Page     7,     line     1,     leave out Clause 7.


   

Mr Phil Hope

22

Page     7,     line     5,     leave out Clause 8.


   

Mr Andrew Stunell

14

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The enactments and instruments specified in the Schedule to this Act are repealed or revoked to the extent shown in the second column of that Schedule.'.

 
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